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Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA)

Solicitation Number: FBI-104594
Agency: Department of Justice
Office: Federal Bureau of Investigation
Location: Procurement Section
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Special Notice
Added: Jul 28, 2008 4:28 pm

 This announcement is for informational purposes only. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) intends to negotiate a sole source contract with a total small business for services under NAICS code 541618 to Tridea Works, LLC., 1163 FIELDVIEW DR,  RESTON, VA 20194-1049. The FBI has a requirement for Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA) services as follows: Implementation Planning; Collaboration with Government (Federal, State, and Local) Representatives; Law Enforcement Agency Collaboration Support Services; Technical Standards Support Services; Packet-Based Networks - Standards Participation; Service Specific Document Development; Solution Verification; Emerging Technology Research; Legal & Regulatory Support; Data Support Services and Internet and Intranet Website and Email Support Services. 

The period of performance for this contract is 15 Sept 2008 through 14 Sept 2009 plus 4 options estimated award amount 33,000,000.00 systems life. To our knowledge Tridea Works, LLC is the only organization that can provide personnel with working knowledge of CALEA requirements.  Tridea Works provides the key services: 

•1.)    Technical Standards Expertise in which they are intimately involved in the development of electronic surveillance requirements on behalf of the FBI.

•2.)    Interacts as a liaison between FBI and the Telecommunication industry to gain an understanding of new and emerging service.

•·        CALEA relies heavily on the volunteer relationships with the FBI. Tridea Works plays a key role in instituting and upholding affiliations with members of the industry that participate in the technical standards process and are stakeholders of the legislation. 

•·        Recognized world-wide by the industry as the focal point for many technical aspects of the FBI's effort to implement the law. 

•·        Represents views of the law enforcement community before the standardization groups and committees involved with developing electronic surveillance specifications. 

•·        Impartial party that does not have a vested interest in the outcome of the standards and bring a law enforcement perspective to the testing laboratory. 

•3.)    Research manufacturers-as it relates to specific CALEA technical solutions.

•4.)    Identify problems with the CALEA technical solution and potential impact to law enforcement.

•5.)    Validate CALEA technical solution as developed in accordance with industry standard or a manufacturer's Feature Specification Document (FSD).

•6.)    Develop test and analysis tools for the CALEA technical solution and produces reports for the manufacturer that recommends corrective actions.

•7.)    Legal / Regulatory Expertise Supporting the FBI's Office of the General Counsel (OGC) - Tridea Works assists the FBI's Office of General Council on a number of significant CALEA implementation issues.

•8.)    Provides briefing material to be submitted to the Department of Justice (DOJ) and both Houses of Congress.

 A Firm Fixed Priced contract will be issued as a result of this announcement. If any interested party would like to be considered for award, please submit a written statement  indicating capabilities to perform services seamlessly for CALEA to U.S. Department of Justice/ Federal Bureau of Investigation for the Finance Division Attn: Francine L. Hemphill, 935 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W. Washington, DC 20535-0001, or sent by email to or fax 202-324-3104. Telephone requests or inquiries will not be accepted. Responses to this notice shall be received no later than 4:30 PM Eastern Standard Time, Monday, 11 August 2008. A determination not to compete this requirement is within the discretion of the Government. Any response to this notice must show clear and convincing evidence that competition would be advantageous to the Government in future procurements.

The point of contact for this announcement is Francine L. Hemphill, Contract Specialist, at



935 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, District of Columbia 20535
935 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.
Washington , District of Columbia 20535-0001
United States
Francine L Hemphill,
Contracting Specialist
Phone: 202 324-2192
Fax: 202 324-3491